Austere Airfield Logistics: Lessons Learned from Operation Inherent Resolve
Technical Report,01 May 2018,14 Jun 2019
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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This paper examines the joint logistics practices conducted at two recent airfield openings in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE OIR. The researcher attempts to assess real-world semi-permissive openings against recently updated joint doctrine in order to determine whether the doctrine is adequate for current contingency environments. In addition, the researcher looks to identify best practices that emerged from the airfield openings in an attempt to capture and replicate the practices for future operations. The purpose of this research is to analyze logistics practices during the first thirty days of the airfield opening operations, in order to improve joint logistics processes for future airfield openings in semi-permissive and non-permissive environments. The end state is to assess current joint doctrine, identify lessons learned and best practices, ands impart those findings to the logistics community for future joint airfield openings in support of combat operations.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies